Classic Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe In Just A Few Simple Steps

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe In Just A Few Simple Steps
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I’m not gonna brag about our Classic Snickerdoodle cookie recipe but what I will do is show you how to make the absolutely best traditional snickerdoodle recipe in just a few steps.

What are Snickerdoodle Cookies?

Snickerdoodle cookies are similar to sugar cookies but are chewy and have a distinctive tang flavor. The ingredients between the snickerdoodle and sugar cookies are very similar but one old age ingredient set’s them apart and that is the cream of tartar.

Do You Need Cream of Tartar For Snickerdoodles Cookies?

Absolutely big fat Yes! Snickerdoodles cookies would not be Snickerdoodles without the cream of tartar. This ingredient is what gives the cookie it’s unique tangy taste and chewiness.

What Do Snickerdoodle Cookies Taste Like?

Just imagine a soft tangy buttery sweet chewy cookie coated with a cinnamon sugar mixture that melts in your mouth. This is what a Snickerdoodle cookie taste like.

What is Cream Of Tartar Made Of?

Actually cream of tartar is an acid also known as tartaric acid. It’s the left over residue found in wine barrels. Tartic Acid( cream of tartar) is a popular acid used in baking. When combined with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) gases are produced (carbon dioxide) and the product leavens.

What are the Ingredients Used to Make Snickerdoodle Cookies?

In a nut shell the ingredients used to make Snickerdoodle cookies are, flour, sugar, butter, shortening, eggs, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and a whole lot of love. Let’s start spreading that love right now!

How To Make Snickerdoodle Cookies? Ingredients:

  • 280 grams (2 ½ cups) All Purpose Flour
  • 300 grams granulated sugar
  • 120 grams (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter ( room temperature)
  • 120 grams (8 tablespoon) all purpose shortening
  • 100 grams whole eggs (2 large eggs)
  • 8 grams (2 teaspoons) cream of tartar
  • 4 grams (1 teaspoon) Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 2 grams ( ½ teaspoon) salt
  • 2 grams cinnamon ( ½ teaspoon) optional

Ingredients for Coating The Snickerdoodle Cookies:

  • 400 grams (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 23 grams (1 ½ tablespoons) cinnamon powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C (375°F) and set middle rack in the middle.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and cream of tartar in a bowl and using a whisk mix together.
  4. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment ( you can also use a hand mixer) add the butter, shortening and 300 grams of sugar and mix on medium speed scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally until mixture is smooth and fluffy about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Mix in the eggs, one at a time and continue to mix until well combined about 45 seconds.
  6. Lower to reduce the mixing speed to slow setting and add the flour mixture mixing for about 40 seconds or until the snickerdoodle cookie dough starts to form.
  7. In a separate bowl add the 400 grams sugar and 23 grams of cinnamon and mix together with a whisk until well combined.
  8. Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll them into a ball and coat with the cinnamon sugar mixing and place into baking tray. Repeat spacing each cookie about 2 inches apart from each other.
  9. Baking one tray at a time place the baking tray into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool cookies on a wire rack. Repeat baking the rest of the cookies.
  11. This recipe will yield about 24 cookies. Depending on the size of your baking tray, you will have to bake 2 or 3 times given that you can fit 8-12 cookies per tray. You have the option of freezing the rest of the cookie dough and bake at a later date. Just shape them and place in a freezer friendly zip lock bag. The cookie dough with freeze well up to a month.
  12. To bake your Snickerdoodle raw cookie dough, preheat your oven to 165 C (330°F) and baking from frozen state for 15-18 minutes.
Snickerdoodle Recipe

Classic Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe In Just A Few Simple Steps

I’m not gonna brag about our Classic Snickerdoodle cookie recipe but what I will do is show you how to make the absolutely best traditional snickerdoodle recipe in just a few steps.



Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 280 grams 2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 300 grams granulated sugar
  • 120 grams 8 tablespoons unsalted butter ( room temperature)
  • 120 grams 8 tablespoon all purpose shortening
  • 100 grams whole eggs 2 large eggs
  • 8 grams 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 4 grams 1 teaspoon Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 2 grams ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 grams cinnamon ½ teaspoon optional

Ingredients for Coating The Snickerdoodle Cookies:

  • 400 grams 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 23 grams 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • Instructions:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 190 C (375°F) and set middle rack in the middle.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and cream of tartar in a bowl and using a whisk mix together.
  • In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment ( you can also use a hand mixer) add the butter, shortening and 300 grams of sugar and mix on medium speed scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally until mixture is smooth and fluffy about 4-5 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs, one at a time and continue to mix until well combined about 45 seconds.
  • Lower to reduce the mixing speed to slow setting and add the flour mixture mixing for about 40 seconds or until the snickerdoodle cookie dough starts to form.
  • In a separate bowl add the 400 grams sugar and 23 grams of cinnamon and mix together with a whisk until well combined.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and roll them into a ball and coat with the cinnamon sugar mixing and place into baking tray. Repeat spacing each cookie about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Baking one tray at a time place the baking tray into the preheated and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool cookies on a wire rack. Repeat baking the rest of the cookies.
  • This recipe will yield about 24 cookies. Depending on the size of your baking tray, you will have to bake 2 or 3 times given that you can fit 8-12 cookies per tray. You have the option of freezing the rest of the cookie dough and bake at a later date. Just shape them and place in a freezer friendly zip lock bag. The cookie dough with freeze well up to a month.
  • To bake your Snickerdoodle raw cookie dough, preheat your oven to 165 C (330°F) and baking from frozen state for 15-18 minutes.
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